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Newt: Gays Need To Be More Tolerant
Truth Revolt ^ | May 13,2014 | Larry O'Connor

Posted on 05/13/2014 10:40:07 AM PDT by Biggirl

On CNN's Crossfire, co-host Newt Gingrich pushed back against recent recriminations against people speaking out against Michael Sam kissing his boyfriend on ESPN after he was drafted by the St. Louis Rams.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: football; gays; gaystapo; nfl

1 posted on 05/13/2014 10:40:07 AM PDT by Biggirl
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To: Biggirl

Is he running for President again?


2 posted on 05/13/2014 10:42:09 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Biggirl

They want age of consent lowered to 1(one)


3 posted on 05/13/2014 10:44:55 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Good question!


4 posted on 05/13/2014 10:44:58 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Biggirl
More tolerant? How about just tolerant?
5 posted on 05/13/2014 10:46:09 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Biggirl

Images of two men kissing is vile and DISGUSTING and we need to be very public about trashing it as such. With NO apologies, Charles Barkley style!!


6 posted on 05/13/2014 10:50:19 AM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: Biggirl
How did we go from "the love that dare not speak its name" to "the love that will not shut the bleep up?"
7 posted on 05/13/2014 10:54:50 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: Biggirl

Yeah...good luck with that. That’s like saying blacks need to be less racist.


8 posted on 05/13/2014 10:55:21 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Only Liberals can look at an amendment that says “shall not be infringed" and see blank parchment.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

At least somebody is saying it.


9 posted on 05/13/2014 10:56:01 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Biggirl

He’s gotta’ stop calling them “gays.” They are homosexuals. Why is that so tough?


10 posted on 05/13/2014 10:56:16 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: Biggirl

I am not a Newt fan, and I would never vote for him but he is right this time. Plus the whole leftwing needs to be more tolerant, but they won’t.


11 posted on 05/13/2014 10:56:57 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Biggirl
“Shouldn’t you also be teaching people who are gay to be open and understanding of people?”

Don't be silly. Why that would be like asking people of color to condemn racism existing within their own communities.

12 posted on 05/13/2014 10:59:11 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Biggirl
The Liberal Mantra:

Burning the American Flag = Patriotic Dissent & Freedom

Disliking Homosexuality = hate

anything else??

13 posted on 05/13/2014 10:59:11 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: Biggirl

Gays hang out in different circles and want to widen those circles, but attacking those who say NO, is not going to win them friends.


14 posted on 05/13/2014 10:59:15 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL
The left will be more tolerant when everybody is dead. And like the Muslims,
when they run out of enemies to kill they'll turn onto themselves.

There is no difference between the Left and Terrorists.

15 posted on 05/13/2014 11:00:41 AM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: MaxMax

bump


16 posted on 05/13/2014 11:00:59 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Biggirl
How did being a sodomite create such political power that people are now begging sodomites to please be more tolerant? How did this happen?

There's no such thing as "Gay Rights" - it is an oxymoron. It turns common sense, decency, and natural law on its head. Sodomy is a perversion and clinically shown to be the result of a damaged person. The history of Judeo-Christian law shows an aversion and illegality to the perversion of sodomy. And there's certainly nothing in Judeo-Christian tradition nor in the Constitution that justifies giving sodomites some kind of special legal rights or classification. Sodomites are not a valid legal or Constitutional class like blacks.

The opportunistic politicians and feds won't deal properly with this, so again, it's probably going to be up to the states to nullify unconstitutional SCOTUS decisions and federal law that grants sodomites these special rights that prevent individuals and states from choosing to deny sodomites any special privileges or recognition.

What was a debate about outlawing sodomy has quickly turned into a debate about the special legal rights of sodomites to force their will on society. Makes your head spin.

17 posted on 05/13/2014 11:03:46 AM PDT by PapaNew
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To: laweeks

Sodomites.


18 posted on 05/13/2014 11:04:16 AM PDT by PapaNew
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To: God luvs America

Or rather the liberals are AFRAID of the truth.


19 posted on 05/13/2014 11:09:12 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Biggirl
"Tolorant you say...!!!"
20 posted on 05/13/2014 11:13:50 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Biggirl

The elephant in the room is peculiar dissconnect between the treatment of homosexuals in the islamic world, and the ascent of the not-so-stealth muslim barry with the help of the hollywood homosexual lobby. There is an end-game afoot, since sharia law would have bam’s homo supporters and cinematic filth purveyors dangling from cranes and overpasses. They are burning the proverbial candle at both ends.


21 posted on 05/13/2014 11:18:39 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Slings and Arrows; Biggirl

I guess that question could be asked of Newt, but I don’t personally believe you have to be running for president to state the obvious, which is all he really did.

In fact, if a guy really is testing a run for prez he probably wouldn’t bring that point to the table, before he was forced to do so, that is. But, what do I know.


22 posted on 05/13/2014 11:19:09 AM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: Biggirl

I think I’d rather have homosexuals back in the closet.


23 posted on 05/13/2014 11:23:38 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: CivilWarBrewing

I want every liberal who supported Sam’s tonsil adventure with his boyfriend to take a polygraph. If they lie when asked if they thought the kiss was disgusting, then they get an electro-shock they won’t soon forget.


24 posted on 05/13/2014 11:26:13 AM PDT by driftless2
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25 posted on 05/13/2014 11:26:40 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: molson209

> They want age of consent lowered to 1(one)

Probably more like birth....


26 posted on 05/13/2014 11:28:11 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: PapaNew

“How did this happen..?”
“The opportunistic politicians and the feds won’deal with this.......”.

Let me go off the rails here, and say that the Prince of the Air has been permitted to reign, in the absence of a once overwhelmingly Christian population. We have been turned over to ourselves apparently.

Seems for a time now that the voice of even the good has been atmospheric, landing no where. This is spiritual warfare.


27 posted on 05/13/2014 11:28:14 AM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: God luvs America

> The Liberal Mantra:
Burning the American Flag = Patriotic Dissent & Freedom

Disliking Homosexuality = hate

anything else??

Yeah:

Patriotism = Terrorism
Christianity = bad Islam = good


28 posted on 05/13/2014 11:31:33 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Biggirl

Gays Need To Be More Tolerant ——Tell that to hitler’s brownshirts. They were all queers.


29 posted on 05/13/2014 11:32:03 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: SpaceBar

[ The elephant in the room is peculiar dissconnect between the treatment of homosexuals in the islamic world, and the ascent of the not-so-stealth muslim barry with the help of the hollywood homosexual lobby. There is an end-game afoot, since sharia law would have bam’s homo supporters and cinematic filth purveyors dangling from cranes and overpasses. They are burning the proverbial candle at both ends. ]

Not to mention they have pushed the pendulum so far in the opposite direction over the last 20 years that should a severe economic collapse occur (and it probably will) we may very well see overt physical harm occurring to Homosexuals and their enablers. This will be due to the angry unruly mobs who have been reasonable in the last 10 years despite being persecuted by the homo-fascists finally snapping like a branch bent too far and looking for someone to blame and having a perfect target of opportunity that lacks common majority morals standing right in front of them, out and proud so to speak.

As the economy gets worse and worse the Gay elite will cling to power at the top the same way the SS did in Germany but they will sell out the useful idiot at the bottom to the unruly mobs while they head for the cover of their cloistered harems in their mansions and quietly “closet themselves”.

There may be honor among thieves, but there is no honor among sodomites and the one at the top will sell out the ones at the bottom as they have no respect for the bottoms... (double meaning intended)

Read the book, “The Pink Swastika”


30 posted on 05/13/2014 11:36:44 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: jsanders2001

” Disliking Homosexuality = hate “

Disliking Haggis = Scot-o-Phobe I guess....

I guess if I dislike the cold I am a ClimatePhobe

Heck “Phobe” is the new liberal trendy suffix...

Maybe I should start calling Control State Freak Libtards = Freedomphobes and ResponsibilityPhobes


31 posted on 05/13/2014 11:40:28 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Biggirl

ESPN is pretty much the gay network nowadays


32 posted on 05/13/2014 11:42:33 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: Biggirl

The last time the homosexuals were this “tolerant”, Ernst Rohm was playing lead guitar for them.


33 posted on 05/13/2014 11:44:54 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: RitaOK
I think you are right.

This gay thing is specific evidence, among many, that we are in the last days and Jesus is coming soon (Luke 17:28-30).

We don't know the day or the hour, but we know the times and the seasons because we are children of light (1 Thess 5:1-5). I have reason to believe we have a ways to go yet but I don't believe it's too far off. So, IMO, like the guy in Gladiator says, "Not yet."

So, really, that is good news to those who are yet unbelievers because there's still time before the wrath of the Lamb descends and we are here to be lights directing them to Jesus. And it is good news to us because soon, Jesus will come to take us before it all comes crashing down to be with him forever.

34 posted on 05/13/2014 11:48:50 AM PDT by PapaNew
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To: GeronL

widen those circles

Gross

BRD !!!!


35 posted on 05/13/2014 11:56:26 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom…)
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To: al baby

lolz

I knew someone would get that, at least I didn’t expand on that.


36 posted on 05/13/2014 11:59:20 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

It’s because of the great guilt they try to deny. They KNOW they’re going to hell, but they love their depravity in this temporary here and now, and thereby incur God’s wrath and an eternity of merciless torture. Insane? Yep.


37 posted on 05/13/2014 12:09:48 PM PDT by afsnco
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To: GeronL

I keep trying to avoid sexual innuendos. But it’s hard.


38 posted on 05/13/2014 12:19:13 PM PDT by datura (We have a 2 party system. Conservatives vs Uniparty)
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To: datura

I agree with you. We are bigger than that. We should abstain from making such jokes, it is in bad taste and beneath us. It doesn’t mean we need to go soft on the leftist fascists, let them spin it any way they like.

- please note that I was not making any innuendo there


39 posted on 05/13/2014 12:28:33 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: CivilWarBrewing

You’re not homophobic — but, you may be homobarfic.


40 posted on 05/13/2014 12:57:31 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: datura

“Innuendo” = Italian instructions on package of suppositories.


41 posted on 05/13/2014 12:59:50 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

What State Constitutional amendment bannibg Gay Marriage was ruled unconstitutional today by an Obama Bot Fed Judge?


42 posted on 05/13/2014 12:59:54 PM PDT by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: RitaOK; Biggirl

I’m not so sure - Newt is a career politician, and with the GOPe declaring war on conservatives he may see an opportunity to move to their right and start building a base for 2016.

*shrug* Time will tell.


43 posted on 05/13/2014 1:02:29 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

That is true.

I guess I just think of him as a “former” career politician, working as one more pundit, but always willing to say interesting things, for good or even for ill sometimes, as even he admits having done on occasion.


44 posted on 05/13/2014 1:50:34 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

That is true.

I guess I just think of him as a “former” career politician, working as one more pundit, but always willing to say interesting things, for good or even for ill sometimes, as even he admits having done on occasion.


45 posted on 05/13/2014 1:51:40 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: Slings and Arrows; Biggirl
.


Newt Gingrich understands ... what many of us know to be true ...

America is dangerously close to becoming a Marxist Godless Socialist Second-World nation ...




While in congress, Newt


* Founded the Conservative Opportune Society which met weekly to discuss ideas many of which were adopted by Reagan during his second term supporting the group’s conservative goals on economic growth, education, crime, and social issues.


* Co founded the Congressional Military Reform Caucus and the Congressional Aviation and Space Caucus


* Led charges against the Democrat Speaker of the House Jim Wright


* Became House Minority Whip in 1989


* In 1990, he came up with a paper titled ”Language, a Key Mechanism of Control”, that encouraged Republicans to “speak like Newt” and contained lists of “contrasting words” – words with negative connotations such as “radical”, “sick,” and “traitors” – and “optimistic positive governing words” such as “opportunity”, “courage”, and “principled”, that Gingrich recommended for use in describing Democrats and Republicans, respectively…Now we know why he is so good with words during the debates.


* Gingrich and several other Republicans, in an effort to offer an alternative to Democratic policies and to unite distant wings of the Republican Party came up with a Contract with America which laid out ten policies that Republicans promised to bring to a vote on the House floor during the first hundred days of the new Congress if they won the elections. The contract was signed by Gingrich and other Republican candidates for the House of Representatives. The contract ranged from issues such as welfare reform, term limits, tougher crime laws, and a balanced budget law, to more specialized legislation such as restrictions on American military participation in UN missions. In the November 1994 elections, Republicans gained 54 seats and took control of the House for the first time since 1954.


* Congress fulfilled Gingrich’s Contract promise to bring all ten of the Contract’s issues to a vote within the first 100 days of the session


* Legislation proposed by the 104th US Congress included term limits for Congressional Representatives, tax cuts, welfare reform, and a balanced budget amendment, as well as independent auditing of the finances of the House of Representatives and elimination of non-essential services such as the House barbershop and shoe-shine concessions.


* Newt led the Republican majority to an re-election in 1996, the first time Republicans had done so in 68 years, and the first time simultaneously with a Democratic president winning re-election.


* In 1996, Newt pushed for the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act which was intended to reconstruct the welfare system. The act gave state governments more autonomy over welfare delivery, while also reducing the federal government’s responsibilities. It instituted the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program, which placed time limits on welfare assistance and replaced the longstanding Aid to Families with Dependent Children program. Other changes to the welfare system included stricter conditions for food stamp eligibility, reductions in immigrant welfare assistance, and recipient work requirements. The said act was signed into law on Aug 22, 1996.


* Pushed Clinton for a Federal Balanced Budget- The plan included a total of $152 billion in Republican sponsored tax cuts over five years. Other major parts of the spending plan called for $115 billion to be saved through a restructuring of Medicare, $24 billion set aside to extend health insurance to children of the working poor, tax credits for college tuition, and a $2 billion welfare-to-work jobs initiative. Plan was to have a balanced budget by 2002 but was achieved in 1999, three years ahead of schedule.


* Through the Contract with America, Gingrich was credited with the largest Capital Gains Tax Cut in US History with the 1997 US Tax Relief Act


http://www.redstate.com/willwong/2012/02/17/newt-gingrich-1994-times-magazine-man-of-the-year-and-quite-possibly-2012-america-man-of-the-year/


Posted on Sunday, March 11, 2012 5:08:07 AM by Cincinatus' Wife





God and Country Speech

http://www.c-span.org/Events/Newt-Gingrich-Speaks-on-39God-and-Country39-in-Georgia/10737428558/





====== NEWT GINGRICH'S GREAT 2012 CAMPAIGN SPEECHES ======





CPAC 2012 Speech -- Newt Gingrich, U.S. President Elect


CPAC 2012 Speech -- Sarah Palin, U.S. Vice President Elect




Nancy Reagan (1995) : Ronnie turned that Torch over to Newt



NRA Second Amendent Speech -- Newt Gingrich



U.S. Energy Independence in 2012 -- Speech


U.S. Energy Independence in 2012 -- Newt Gingrich



"America's Space Renaissance" in Florida !


Newt Gingrich -- Vision for America in Space Again




Why is Newt Gingrich So Angry ?


Newt Gingrich : South Carolina Victory Speech (2012-01-21)


Newt Gingrich : Christmas Day in 1776 George Washington's "Victory or Death"




Newt Stoutly Defends the Second Amendment (Right to Bear Arms)


Newt Gingrich – Constitutional Removal of Radial-Liberal Federal Judges




Newt Slams an "Increasingly Radical" EPA




Newt Defends Israel and Shows how the Palestinians are an "Invented" people !


Newt Warns against the Proposed 9-11 NYC Islamic Mosque and Islamic Sharia Law


Gingrich Compares Radical-Isalmics Muslims To Nazis


Newt Gingrich On The Threat Of Radical Islam


Newt Gingrich – America’s Defense of Judea-Christian Ideals and Defense against Islamic Fascism


Gingrich: Aggressive Prosecution of Radical-Militant U.S. Muslim Groups




Newt Gingrich: Response to CNN’s John King “Divorce Question”


Newt Gingrich to Juan Williams: Americans Want Paychecks, Not Food Stamps


Gingrich BLASTS Chris Wallace for his "Gotcha" Questions at Iowa Debate




Newt Destroys Ron Paul's Foreign Policy Vis-à-Vis Killing Osama bin Laden




Gingrich: My Credential Is 4.2% Unemployment


Newt Slams Obama's Stupidity on the Keystone Pipeline


Gingrich attacks Federal Reserve (Bernanke and Geitner) Deception and Corruption


Newt Discusses Job Creation and Dismantling Federal (Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac)




Newt: No American President Should Bow to a Saudi King


Newt Gingrich: Super PAC Committee Is Washington's Dumbest Idea





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====== RICK SANTORUM'S Incredible CONSERVATIVE Voting Record ======

(Source: Free Republic's Psycho-Freep, 2012-03-05)



NEA

Voted for taxpayer funding of the National Endowment for the Arts.

Voted against a 10% cut in the budget for National Endowment for the Arts.




Bankruptcy

Voted for a Schumer amendment to make the debts of pro-life demonstrators not dischargeable in bankruptcy.




Defense and Foreign Policy

Voted for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC).

Voted against requiring the President to certify that the CWC is effectively verifiable.

Voted against requiring the President to certify that that Iran, Iraq, Syria, Libya, North Korea, China, and all other countries determined to be state sponsors of terror have joined CWC prior to submitting the instrument of ratification.

Voted for the START II Treaty

Voted to allow the sale of supercomputers to China.

Voted to ban antipersonnel landmines

Voted against increasing defense spending offset by equivalent cuts in non-defense spending.

Voted to require that Federal bureaucrats get the same payraises as uniformed military.

Voted to allow food and medicine sales to state sponsors of terror and tyranical regimes such as Libya and Cuba.

Voted to limit the President’s authority to impose sanctions on nations for reasons of national security unless the sanctions were approved by a multilateral regime.

Voted against requiring Congressional authorization for military action in Bosnia.

Voted to give $25 million in foreign aid to North Korea

Voted to weaken alien terrorist deportation provisions. If the Court determines that the evidence must be withheld for national security reasons, the Justice Department must still provide a summary of the evidence sufficient for the alien terrorist to mount a defense against deportation.

Voted against delaying the India Nuclear until the President certified that India had agreed to suspend military-to-military exchanges with Iran.

Voted against the Conventional Trident Missile Program




Nominations

Voted for Richard Paez to the 9th Curcuit (cloture)

Voted for Sonia Sotomayor, Circuit Judge

Voted for Richard Holbrooke to be Ambassador to the UN

Voted for Margaret Morrow to be District Judge

Voted twice for Marsha Berzon to the 9thg Circuit

Voted for Mary McLaughlin to be District Judge

Voted for Tim Dyk to be District Judge

Voted for James Brady to be District Judge




Union Labor

Voted against National Right to Work Act

Voted against Real of Davis-Bacon Prevailing union wages

Voted for Alexis Herman to be Secretary of Labor

Voted for mandatory Federal child care funding

Voted for Trade Adjustment Assistance.

Voted for Job Corps funding

Voted twice in support of Fedex Unionization

Voted against allowing a waiver of Davis-Bacon in emergency situations.

Voted for minimum wage increases six times here here here here here and here
Voted to require a union representative on an IRS oversight board.

Voted to exempt IRS union representative from criminal ethics laws.

Voted against creating independent Board of Governors to investigate IRS abuses.




Guns

Voted to require pawn shops to do background checks on people who pawn a gun.

Voted twice to make it illegal to sell a gun without a secure storage or safety device

Voted for a Federal ban on possession of “assault weapons” by those under 18.

Voted for Federal funding for anti-gun education programs in schools.

Voted for anti-gun juvenile justice bill.




Reform

Voted for funding for the legal services corporation.

Voted twice for a Congressional payraise.

Voted to impose a uniform Federal mandate on states to force them to allow convicted rapits, arsonists, drug kingpins, and all other ex-convicts to vote in Federal elections.

Voted for the Specter “backup plan” to allow campaign finance reform to survive if portions of the bill were found unconstitutional.

Voted to mandate discounted broadcast times for politicians.

Voted for a McCain amendment to require State and local campaign committees to report all campaign contributions to the FEC and to require all campaign contributions to be reported to the FEC within 24 hours within 90 days of an election.




Immigration

Voted against increasing the number of immigration investigators

Voted to allow illegal immigrants to receive the earned income credit before becoming citizens

Voted to give SSI benefits to legal aliens.

Voted to give welfare benefits to naturalized citizens without regard to to the earnings of their sponsors.

Voted against hiring an additional 1,000 border partrol agents, paid for by reductions in state grants.




Taxes

Voted against a flat tax.

Voted to increase tobacco taxes to pay for Medicare prescription drugs

Voted to increase tobacco taxes to fund health insurance subsidies for small businesses.

Voted to increase tobacco taxes to pay for an $8 billion increase in child healh insurance.

Voted to increase tobacco taxes to pay for an increase in NIH funding.

Voted twice for internet taxes.

Voted to allow gas tax revenues to be used to subsidize Amtrak.

Voted to strike marriage penalty tax relief and instead provide fines on tobacco companies.

Voted against repealing the Clinton 4.3 cent gas tax increase.

Voted to increase taxes by $2.3 billion to pay for an Amtrak trust fund.

Voted to allow welfare to a minor who had a child out of wedlock and who resided with an adult who was on welfare within the previous two years.

Voted to increase taxes by $9.4 billion to pay for a $9.4 billion increase in student loans.

Voted to say that AMT patch is more important than capital gains and dividend relief.




Welfare

Voted against food stamp reform

Voted against Medicaid reform

Voted against TANF reform

Voted to increase the Social Services Block Grant from $1 billion to $2 billion

Voted to increase the FHA loan from $170,000 to $197,000. Also opposed increasing GNMA guaranty from 6 basis points to 12.

Voted for $2 billion for low income heating assistance.




Government Waste

Sponsored An amendment to increase Amtrak funds by $550 million

Voted to use HUD funds for the Joslyn Art Museum (NE), the Stand Up for Animals project (RI) and the Seattle Art Museum’s Olympic Sculpture Project (WA)

Voted to increase spending on social programs by $7 billion

Voted to increase NIH funding by $1.6 billion.

Voted to increase NIHnding by $700 million

Voted to for a $2 million earmark to renovate the Vulcan Monument (AL)

Voted for a $1 billion bailout for the steel industry

Voted against requiring that highway earmarks would come out of a state’s highway allocation

Voted to allow Market Access Program funds to go to foreign companies.

Voted to allow OPIC to increase its administrative costs by 50%

Voted against transferring $20 million from Americorps to veterans.

Voted for the $140 billion asbestos compensation bill.

Voted against requiring a uniform medical criteria to ensure asbestos claims were legitimate.

Voted to increase community development programs by $2 billion.




Spending and Entitlements

Voted to make Medicare part B premium subsidies an new entitlement.

Voted against paying off the debt ($5.6 trillion at the time) within 30 years.

Voted to give $18 billion to the IMF.

Voted to raid Social Security instead of using surpluses to pay down the debt.




Health Care

Voted to allow states to impose health care mandates that are stricter than proposed new Federal mandates, but not weaker.

Voted twice for Federal mental health parity mandates in health insurance.

Voted against a allow consumers the option to purchase a plan outside the parity mandate.




Education

Voted to increase Federal funding for teacher testing

Voted to increase spending for the Department of Education by $3.1 billion.

Voted against requiring courts to consider the impact of IDEA awards on a local school district.




Energy

Voted to allow the President to designate certain sites as interim nuclear waste storage sites in the event that he determines that Yucca Mountain is not a suitable site for a permanent waste repository. Those sites are as follows: the nuclear waste site in Hanford, Washington; the Savannah River Site in South Carolina; Barnwell County, South Carolina; and the Oak Ridge Reservation in Tennessee.

Voted to make fuel price gouging a Federal crime.



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